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Default Your favorite historical excursion?

In Europe, it seems every step you take, you are walking on history. Our excursion to Herculaneum, was just amazing, and, I will never forget the pages of my ancient hsitory book coming to life in front of my eyes.. Our guide was a genius of theatricality, and, made it that much more special.
What was the most historical place you have toured?

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I will be visiting Herculaneum and Pompei in september.

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Wow..Both....put on good walking shoes!
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Okay, I kinda tend to not do shore excursions at all, but I did do one to Dougga in Tunisia which was amazing. (And I would, of course recommend doing an excursion in Tunisia)

We enjoyed Dougga better than Pompeii!
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Hmmm can't decide between Rome, especially the Forum, Ephesus, or Pompeii
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Wow..Both....put on good walking shoes!
We will be in Italy for two weeks and will be staying not too far from Pompei for five days.
We will be staying and touring with my wife's best friend owns a house in Italy, and she and her DH and another couple who are locals will be touring with us.
Of the six of us I am the only one who has not been to Pompei or Herculaneum. They are all excited about showing me those places as well as the Amalfi Coast.
This will be my 14th trip to Italy.

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Manuel, that's amazing. After discussions with the excursion staff, we decided Herculaneum would be better for me. I had wanted to see Pompeii forever, but, Herculaneum was certainly a major highlight. Enjoy these wonderous places.
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Well we have only done Caribbean cruises but I would say that both Tulum in Mexico and Xunantunic in Belize are great places to visit. At Tulum you only get to walk around the ruins but at Xunantunic there is one very large ruin that you can climb. But you better be in good shape as each step is about 2 ft high. Once at the top you can see into Guatemala, as it is only a couple of miles from the boarder.

Also at Tulum some of the figures still have the paint that was used on them, amazing.
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Question The MOST historical

Oh, wow ... the MOST historical? Measured on what scale?

The Colluseum in Rome?
The Acropolis in Athens?
The Pyramids?
Salisbury Cathedral?
Angkor Wat?
The White Pass Railroad?
The Ring of Brodgar?
The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus?
Westminster Abbey?
Scara Brae?
El Morro Fort in San Juan?

If I have to pick just one, the one that most impressed me and left me with the deepest feeling of awe, it would be

The Isle of Mykonos, ruins of the Temple of Apollo Precinct.



This is the Naxian Lions, gift of the city of Naxos to Apollo
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Manuel, that's amazing. After discussions with the excursion staff, we decided Herculaneum would be better for me. I had wanted to see Pompeii forever, but, Herculaneum was certainly a major highlight. Enjoy these wonderous places.
Thanks Trip. I looking forward to it. I have been working on my Italian sice our friend who will be our guide speaks only a little English. His name is Luciano and I have toured with him before in Cinque Terre.


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Manuel, I learned quite a bit of Italian for our last trip, so if you ever want to practice a bit, let me know!
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Manuel, my granddaughters name is Luciana.... She would fit right in.
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Manuel, my granddaughters name is Luciana.... She would fit right in.
That's a beautiful name!

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We have only taken one trip to Europe but right now my heart belongs to Rhodes, from the ancient acropolis of Lindos to the fortress of the Knights of St. John



to just that "old Greece" feel of the villages
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